Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week 2020
Teen Drug Abuse
Talk, they hear you!
Join our engaged community and help to grow a great future for our kids
The vision of the Roselle “Everett Hatcher” Prevention Coalition’s (REHPC) is to foster the growth of a successful community of youth and families making positive choices to remain drug free. Our mission is to inform, connect, and bring awareness to the youth and families of Roselle of the substance abuse issues impacting our neighborhood through education, prevention, and enforcement in order to reduce and prevent youth drug use.
The formation and history of our coalition is tied to the story of one man’s life cut short by drug related violence. The Roselle “Everett Hatcher” Prevention Coalition (referred hereafter as REHPC) was named after Special Agent Everett E. Hatcher of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Field Division, who was shot and killed on February 28, 1989, during an undercover investigation on Staten Island in New York City. He was 46 years old and a lifelong resident of the Roselle. Special Agent Hatcher was survived by his wife Mary Jane and two sons, Zachary and Joshua. His death motivated a group of concerned citizens to ban together to reclaim their community from the deleterious effects of substance abuse.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, New Jersey Division and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, in conjunction with the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, along with the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse invite you to participate in the...